The Canon PhotoMarathon 2018 opens for first phase enrollment
    The once a year festival combines physical and intellects
    Stepping in for its 10th year
    Snapping the birth of different stories and showcasing the unique sides of Hong Kong

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    The annual Canon PhotoMarathon 2018 is returning this year on 3rd of November (Saturday) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center. Entering its 10th year, this remarkable photography event is an unmissable event for photography enthusiasts, attracting more than 10,000 participants in the past. Apart from getting their gears ready for shooting the unique side of Hong Kong, photography enthusiasts also tell their own stories through the lens, sharing their own vision!

    The Canon PhotoMarathon–Hong Kong begins since 2009, and has attracted 300 participants in the first year. With the growing photography culture in Hong Kong, it attracts more and more participants each year. With the chance of demonstrating their skills, it has attracted up to 3000 participants to join this remarkable event last year! A competition unlike any other, themes will only be announced on the same day as handing in the photos, making the competition more thrilling. Participants will set off in Wanchai and photograph different scenery and things in every corner of Hong Kong during a limited time.

    Each year, the participants will take photo according to different themes, letting participants to capture the city in different angles.

    This year, Canon especially invited three photograph enthusiasts who had joined the Canon PhotoMarathon to share their own photography journey to the public.

    Canon PhotoMarathon micro movie

    9-year participant Tommy: recording the stories of growing up & the change in the city
    Previous winner William: photographer is diary for the everyday life between people

    Tommy, who had participated in this competition for nine years, says he has started photo-shooting to capture his two daughter’s growth through the lens and record every moment with his daughters through photography. Shooting a picture which can touch the soul of the people does not require any glamourous or luxurious gears; instead, a good photographer should feel one’s passion and surrounding in order to capture the most touching moment. While with William, the winner in 2014, a passionate for capturing the scenery of old estates in Hong Kong, believes “photography represents an interaction between the object and the photographer as well as the diary for the everyday life between people.” Through his work, even the smallest changes in the city can be seen.

    2 themes winner, Alick says, meticulous observation is the key
    Alick, who participated in this photomarathon for seven times and had won in 2 different themes, shares his experiences, during the thrilling competition with limited time, participants would need to observe the neighbourhoods meticulously and be able to use their imagination to capture the best shots. When you are prepared, you would know your direction once you receive the themes and bring out the best of you.

    Canon PhotoMarathon 2018 is now open for enrollments
    This year, Canon will be welcoming photograph enthusiasts to compete in three categories, namely, “Challenge” , “Student” , and a newly added category, “Corporate” which they will be competing in teams. Each group will be competing according to the theme announced on the day of the competition and will be visiting designated checkpoints within a fixed period of time.


    Student Category

    Challenge Category

    Corporate Category

    Enrollment fee



    /team of 6 people

    Enrollment period

    4th June– 25th July

    11th July– 25th July

    1st Aug – 17th Aug

    Age limit

    Aged 15-22

    Aged 18 or above

    Camera requirement

    Interchangeable-lens type digital camera /digital compact camera (Any brands)

    Enrollment and details of the event can be found on  
    Facebook page  

    About Canon Hongkong Company Limited
    Canon Inc. (TSE:7751 / NYSE:CAJ) was founded in 1937 in Japan. Its predecessor, Precision Optical Instruments Laboratory, produced Japan's first 35 mm focal-plane-shutter camera “Kwanon” in 1934. Canon Inc. eventually expanded into the photocopying and printing industries, launching Japan's first plain-paper copier NP-1100 in 1970 and the world's first inkjet printer BJ-80 in 1985. Through the years, Canon Inc. has acquired in-depth experience in digital imaging product manufacturing, and research and development. It is a leader in the development of innovative products and holds the most technology patents in the imaging industry. Canon Inc. also makes a significant contribution to the promotion of photography. Today, Canon Inc. has a strong global presence and is one of the most important market players in the imaging, office and industrial product categories. As of 31 December 2017, Canon's global revenue was US$36.1 billion.

    One of the company’s first offices in Asia, Canon Hongkong Co., Ltd. (CHK) was established in 1971. It is responsible for the sales, marketing and after-sales services for all Canon product lines in Hong Kong and Macau. CHK adheres to Canon’s corporate philosophy of “kyosei” , which encourages the company and its staff to participate in social, charitable and environmental activities in the community. CHK implements internationally-recognized management systems and has achieved ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001 (Canon Digital Production Center) and OHSAS 18001 certification. For more information about Canon Hongkong, please visit our website:

    [Appendix: some of the themes & winning pieces in the past nine years]


    Some of the themes & winning pieces in the past nine years

    Year Theme 1 Theme 2 Theme 3
    (Challenge Group)
    Tone on Tone:
    To Chi Fung
    Chow Ho Man
    Radiance. Resplendent:
    Chan Man Fung
    (Challenge Group)
    Affection for Evolving:
    Tam Pik Han
    View of the Back:
    Lee Man Hin
    Leisure City:
    Wang Sing
    (Challenge Group)
    Decisive Moment:
    Keung Chi Kin
    Perspective/ Transparent:
    Spencer Goh
    Lam Oi Kei Candy
    (Challenge Group)
    To treasure:
    Fan Wing
    Stay & Move:
    Yiu Adit Shu Ching
    Leung Wai Yum
    (Challenge Group)
    Light, Shadow, Motion:
    Luk Ming Ngai
    Dot, Line, Surface:
    Yip Lampson Karmin
    Mountain, Sea, Sky:
    Lam Kam Tong
    (Challenge Group)
    Lo Kwok Kit
    Yiu Wing Man
    Ko Yat Wah Kenneth
    (Challenge Group)
    Green Hong Kong‧Low Carbon Living:
    Chan Pui Ho
    Preserving Hong Kong Cultural Heritage:
    Hong Sze Man Iris
    Eat with Colours:
    Leung Wai Yin

    (Challenge Group)
    Urbanized Pollution Problem:
    Hong Hin Wa

    Smiling Hong Kong – Happy Sunda:
    Leung Sing Lam

    Chung Tat Wai

    (Challenge Group)
    Environmental Protection:
    Tse Ki Piu

    Hai Yip Kuen, Eddie